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Jakọbu 1:1-27

1Jakọbu, ìránṣẹ́ Ọlọ́run àti ti Jesu Kristi Olúwa,

Sí àwọn ẹ̀yà méjìlá tí ó fọ́n káàkiri, orílẹ̀-èdè.

Àlàáfíà.

Àwọn ìṣòro àti àwọn ìdánwò

2Ẹ̀yin ará mi, nígbà tí ẹ̀yin bá bọ́ sínú onírúurú ìdánwò, ẹ ka gbogbo rẹ̀ sí ayọ̀; 3nítorí tí ẹ̀yin mọ̀ pé, ìdánwò ìgbàgbọ́ yín ń ṣiṣẹ́ sùúrù. 4Ṣùgbọ́n ẹ jẹ́ kí sùúrù kí ó ṣiṣẹ́ àṣepé, kí ẹ̀yin kí ó lè jẹ́ pípé àti aláìlábùkù tí kò ṣe aláìní ohunkóhun. 5Bí ó bá ku ọgbọ́n fún ẹnikẹ́ni, kí ó béèrè lọ́wọ́ Ọlọ́run ẹni tí fi fún gbogbo ènìyàn ní ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀, tí kì í sì ka àlébù sí; a ó sì fi fún un. 6Ṣùgbọ́n nígbà tí òun bá béèrè ní ìgbàgbọ́, ní àìṣiyèméjì rárá. Nítorí ẹni tí ó ń sé iyèméjì dàbí ìgbì omi Òkun, tí à ń ti ọwọ́ afẹ́fẹ́ bì síwá bì sẹ́yìn, tí a sì ń rú u sókè. 7Kí irú ènìyàn bẹ́ẹ̀ má ṣe rò pé, òun yóò rí ohunkóhun gbà lọ́wọ́ Olúwa; 8Ó jẹ ènìyàn oníyèméjì aláìlèdúró ní ọ̀nà rẹ̀ gbogbo.

9Ṣùgbọ́n jẹ́ kí arákùnrin tí ó ń ṣe onírẹ̀lẹ̀ máa ṣògo ní ipò gíga. 101.10-11: Isa 40.6-7.Àti ọlọ́rọ̀, ní ìrẹ̀sílẹ̀, nítorí bí ìtànná koríko ni yóò kọjá lọ. 11Nítorí oòrùn là ti òun ti ooru gbígbóná yóò gbẹ́ koríko, ìtànná rẹ̀ sì rẹ̀ dànù, ẹwà ojú rẹ̀ sì parun: bẹ́ẹ̀ pẹ̀lú ni ọlọ́rọ̀ yóò ṣègbé ní ọ̀nà rẹ̀.

12Ìbùkún ni fún ọkùnrin tí ó fi ọkàn rán ìdánwò; nítorí nígbà tí ó bá yege, yóò gba adé ìyè, tí Olúwa ti ṣèlérí fún àwọn tí ó fẹ́ ẹ.

13Kí ẹnikẹ́ni tí a dánwò kí ó má ṣe wí pé, “Láti ọwọ́ Ọlọ́run ni a ti dán mi wò.” Nítorí a kò lè fi búburú dán Ọlọ́run wò, òun náà kì í sì í dán ẹnikẹ́ni wò; 14Ṣùgbọ́n olúkúlùkù ni a ń dánwò nígbà tí a bá fi ọwọ́ ìfẹ́kúfẹ̀ẹ́ ara rẹ̀ fà á lọ tí a sì tàn án jẹ. 15Ǹjẹ́, ìfẹ́kúfẹ̀ẹ́ nígbà tí ó bá lóyún a bí ẹ̀ṣẹ̀, àti ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ náà nígbà tí ó bá dàgbà tán, a bí ikú.

16Kí a má ṣe tàn yín jẹ, ẹ̀yin ará mi olùfẹ́. 17Gbogbo ẹ̀bùn rere àti gbogbo ẹ̀bùn pípé láti òkè ni ó ti wá, ó sì sọ̀kalẹ̀ láti ọ̀dọ̀ baba ìmọ́lẹ̀ wá, lọ́dọ̀ ẹni tí kò lè yípadà gẹ́gẹ́ bí òjìji àyídà. 18Ó pinnu láti fi ọ̀rọ̀ òtítọ́ bí wa kí àwa kí ó le jẹ́ àkọ́so nínú ohun gbogbo tí ó dá.

Gbígbọ́ àti ṣíṣe ọrọ̀ náà

19Kí ẹ mọ èyí, ẹ̀yin ará mi olùfẹ́; jẹ́ kí olúkúlùkù ènìyàn kí ó máa yára láti gbọ́, kí ó lọ́ra láti fọhùn, kí ó si lọ́ra láti bínú; 20Nítorí ìbínú ènìyàn kì í ṣiṣẹ́ òdodo irú èyí tí Ọlọ́run ń fẹ́. 21Nítorí náà, ẹ lépa láti borí gbogbo èérí àti ìwà búburú tí ó gbilẹ̀ yíká, kí ẹ sì fi ọkàn tútù gba ọ̀rọ̀ náà tí a gbìn, tí ó lè gba ọkàn yín là.

22Ẹ má kan jẹ́ olùgbọ́ ọ̀rọ̀ náà lásán, kí ẹ má ba à ti ipa èyí tan ara yín jẹ́. Ẹ ṣe ohun tí ó sọ. 23Nítorí bí ẹnikẹ́ni bá jẹ́ olùgbọ́ ọ̀rọ̀ náà tí kò sì jẹ́ olùṣe, òun dàbí ọkùnrin tí ó ń ṣàkíyèsí ojú ara rẹ̀ nínú dígí 24Nítorí, lẹ́yìn tí ó bá ti ṣàkíyèsí ara rẹ̀, tí ó sì bá tirẹ̀ lọ, lójúkan náà òun sì gbàgbé bí òun ti rí. 25Ṣùgbọ́n ẹni tí ó bá ń wo inú òfin pípé, òfin òmìnira ni, tí ó sì dúró nínú rẹ̀, tí òun kò sì jẹ́ olùgbọ́ tí ń gbàgbé bí kò ṣe olùṣe rẹ̀, òun yóò jẹ́ alábùkún nínú iṣẹ́ rẹ̀.

26Bí ẹnikẹ́ni bá rò pé òun ń sin Ọlọ́run nígbà tí kò kó ahọ́n rẹ̀ ní ìjánu, ó ń tan ọkàn ara rẹ̀ jẹ, ìsìn rẹ̀ sì jẹ́ asán. 27Ìsìn mímọ́ àti aláìléèérí níwájú Ọlọ́run àti baba ni èyí, láti máa bojútó àwọn aláìní baba àti àwọn opó nínú ìpọ́njú wọn, àti láti pa ara rẹ̀ mọ́ láìlábàwọ́n kúrò nínú ayé.

New International Reader’s Version

James 1:1-27

1I, James, am writing this letter. I serve God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I am sending this letter to you, the 12 tribes scattered among the nations.

Greetings.

Facing All Kinds of Trouble

2My brothers and sisters, you will face all kinds of trouble. When you do, think of it as pure joy. 3Your faith will be tested. You know that when this happens it will produce in you the strength to continue. 4And you must allow this strength to finish its work. Then you will be all you should be. You will have everything you need. 5If any of you needs wisdom, you should ask God for it. He will give it to you. God gives freely to everyone and doesn’t find fault. 6But when you ask, you must believe. You must not doubt. That’s because a person who doubts is like a wave of the sea. The wind blows and tosses them around. 7They shouldn’t expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8This kind of person can’t make up their mind. They can never decide what to do.

9Here’s what believers who are in low positions in life should be proud of. They should be proud that God has given them a high position in the kingdom. 10But rich people should take pride in their low positions. That’s because they will fade away like wild flowers. 11The sun rises. Its burning heat dries up the plants. Their blossoms fall. Their beauty is destroyed. In the same way, rich people will fade away. They fade away even as they go about their business.

12Blessed is the person who keeps on going when times are hard. After they have come through hard times, this person will receive a crown. The crown is life itself. The Lord has promised it to those who love him.

13When a person is tempted, they shouldn’t say, “God is tempting me.” God can’t be tempted by evil. And he doesn’t tempt anyone. 14But each person is tempted by their own evil desires. These desires lead them on and drag them away. 15When these desires are allowed to remain, they lead to sin. And when sin is allowed to remain and grow, it leads to death.

16My dear brothers and sisters, don’t let anyone fool you. 17Every good and perfect gift is from God. This kind of gift comes down from the Father who created the heavenly lights. These lights create shadows that move. But the Father does not change like these shadows. 18God chose to give us new birth through the message of truth. He wanted us to be the first harvest of his new creation.

Listen to the Word and Do What It Says

19My dear brothers and sisters, pay attention to what I say. Everyone should be quick to listen. But they should be slow to speak. They should be slow to get angry. 20Human anger doesn’t produce the holy life God wants. 21So get rid of everything that is sinful. Get rid of the evil that is all around us. Don’t be too proud to accept the word that is planted in you. It can save you.

22Don’t just listen to the word. You fool yourselves if you do that. You must do what it says. 23Suppose someone listens to the word but doesn’t do what it says. Then they are like a person who looks at their face in a mirror. 24After looking at themselves, they leave. And right away they forget what they look like. 25But suppose someone takes a good look at the perfect law that gives freedom. And they keep looking at it. Suppose they don’t forget what they’ve heard, but they do what the law says. Then this person will be blessed in what they do.

26Suppose people think their beliefs and how they live are both right. But they don’t control what they say. Then they are fooling themselves. Their beliefs and way of life are not worth anything at all. 27Here are the beliefs and way of life that God our Father accepts as pure and without fault. When widows are in trouble, take care of them. Do the same for children who have no parents. And don’t let the world make you impure.